Faculty and Staff Life 

  • CAFE College Store now open – The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment College Store, which features licensed seasonal apparel and accessories available for purchase, is now open. Items will rotate based on the season. View the catalog and start your order here.
  • UK Winery Holiday Sales – The UK winery is now offering preselected variety packs of wine to purchase through the holiday season. Extended pickup times are offered at the Horticulture Research Farm and at the Orange parking lot on campus. Orders need to be placed by midnight the day before pickup. Select wines and pickup times/locations here.
  • Job Opening for Laboratory Technician Sr. – The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Equine Analytical Chemistry Lab, seeks a laboratory technician senior. The position performs wet chemistry benchwork, extractions, reagent preparation and general laboratory tasks for the purpose of analyzing equine blood and urine samples, ensuring compliance with laboratory protocols. This position is located at the Coldstream campus on Newtown Pike. Apply online here.
  • Job Opening - Budget Officer (Research Farms) – The Research Farms provide a vast array of teaching, research and extension opportunities for the college’s faculty, staff and students. The budget officer position is a key member of the team, providing oversight of the budget, purchasing, human resources and payroll functions. The deadline to apply is Dec. 5. Click here for additional information.
  • Job Opening - Administrative Staff Officer II - Business Center – The administrative staff officer will serve as a key member of the college’s Business Center team. The duties of this position  will include varied financial and budget management activities, training and development activities and efficient office management functions. The deadline to apply is Dec. 7. Click here for additional information.
  • Provide input on UK's economic development and innovation efforts – The University of Kentucky is participating in the Innovation and Economic Prosperity certification hosted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities . As part of the certification process, you can help identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with the university’s economic development and innovation efforts by taking part in a survey. For more information and to access the survey, visit this site.
  • Employee Discount Program and more tools – The holiday season can get a bit frantic. Here are some resources to help:

1. Remember that UK permits staff to use up to two TDL days as well-being days each year. This could help with shopping and food prep.

2. Check out the fantastic employee discount program.

3. Do not forget to take care of yourself during the hustle and bustle. The Well-being self-care video tutorial series is a great resource.

Virtual and In-person Events


Dec. 9, 10 – Craft a Holiday Kissing Ball Virtual Class with The Arboretum. Pick up a kit of materials from The Arboretum and make your kissing ball in the comfort of your own home. We will give you a link to an instructional video on how to make a kissing ball using greenery. Preregistration is required. Contact us by email at arboretum@uky.edu or call 859-257-9339. The cost is $31.80 (tax included) per kissing ball kit. Face coverings are required to enter and purchase your kit. Pick up on Dec. 9 is from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. or Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Learn more online here.



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